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Professional Associations, Organizations

AASHTO: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. [9/16]
ABYC: American Boat and Yacht Council
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats. ABYC is the premier global standards organization in the marine industry and a leader in technical education and technician certification. [4/17]

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) provides educational resources for marine fabricator members, hosts the annual Marine Fabricators Convention and regional workshops to demonstrate best practices hands-on, analyzes and shares industry trends with its membership.

MARITIME LAW [Boating Laws]
United States Coast Guard: Boating Safety Division
Choose "Regulations" on the navigation bar. This section includes state and federal laws as well as the Boat Builder Handbook, Vessel Determinations, more. [9/16]

Boating Safety Topics
RI DEM: Boating Safety Education and Certification, Courses, Handbook, lots of General information such as boat launching ramps, tide charts, more. [4/17]
Office of Boat Registration Licensing
Licensing and registration information. RI DEM. 
Includes a page:  Introduction to Aquatic Invasive Species. 

Rhode Island Derelict and Abandoned Vessel and Obstruction Removal Commission
Rules and Regulations in support of the statute and adopted an application form to be utilized by authorized public entities when requesting that wrecks and obstructions be removed. [9/16]
Rhode Island Pilotage Commission
The Commission provides maximum safety from the dangers of navigation for vessels entering or leaving the waters of this state; to maintain a state pilotage system devoted to the preservation and protection of lives, property, and vessels entering or leaving waters of this state at the highest standard of efficiency; and, to insure an adequate supply of pilots well qualified for the discharge of their duties. [9/16]

United States Coast Guard
Main site for the Coast Guard, U. S. Department of Homeland Security.  The Library includes magazines and newsletters, forms and directives.
United States Coast Guard: Federal Register
Coast Guard section of the Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States Government. [9/16]

Topics and Issues

Boat Manufacturers/ Boat Builders, Power Boat Manufacturers Directory
Extensive list of boat manufacturers and links maintained by Polson Enterprises.
[Last copyright = 2013, 04/17]
By the Sea
An online boating magazine presenting articles and stories from various boating print publications, classified ads and interactive message boards for marine trades businesses and their customers, nationally and internationally since 1996. [9/16]
Fiberglass Boat Repair and Restoration
Variety of articles to help repair with epoxy.  Also view Epoxy Magazine online. Commerical site, Epoxyworks.   [9/16]
General Dyanamics: Electric Boat 
Established in 1899, Electric Boat [EB] has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. [4/17]
The Mother of All Maritime Links: John's Nautical Links List
A list of links compiled by maritime enthusiast John Kohnen. Includes links from topics like amateur boating and repair, boatbuilding, and commercial shipping, to education, law, history, ocean liners, and wind surfing. [personal site] [9/16]
Yacht Manufacturers Directory and Information Center
Extensive list of yacht manufacturers maintained by Polson Enterprises. [not updated since 2010, most links still good, check information.)

                                                                                                                             Last updated 2018.09.01/AL